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Light parade owed to many

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

MainStreet Roswell would like to thank everyone who made the 2016 Electric Light Parade possible. We would like to thank Holly Carter (and her dog Lucky), for driving Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the parade for all these many years, the city of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department, Roswell Police Department, Roswell City Streets Department, [&hellip...

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Send cards for the children

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Assurance Home is a residential program for homeless and “at-risk” adolescent children and the James Ranch Youth Shelter is a temporary residential program for youth in crisis. This year, we will celebrate our 38th Christmas. We would like to ask your...

Didn’t receive severances

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A Nov. 20 letter to the editor from Arville Sullins put forth some monetary amounts it appears the writer erroneously believed were paid to former city manager Steve Polasek and former director of administrative services Jonathan Phillips. The letter seems to...

Make license tags that last

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have been using the same car for almost 15 years. The license plate is “defaced” in that the reflective paint has virtually worn off. It is “defaced,” as Oren Peterson’s letter in the paper described. A police officer said I should replace the...

City needs to set spending priorities

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In just one week I have read several articles where the city is planning to spend $50 million to $60 million on three major projects funded through tax bonds. We all know about the rec and swim center replacement project for Yucca and Cahoon that is being...

Remembering loved ones this day

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On this day, Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day), I want to tell you about two men in our family. My mother’s brother, Pvt. Luis Rodriquez, was killed in the Battan Death March on June 18, 1942, at the age of 22. Also, my father, Ignacio Rodriquez Sr.,...

Young socialists on campuses

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have resisted the impulse to comment on our college students and young people across our country without success. As I watch these young people protest and colleges providing safe places, days off from their education, tests delayed, therapy dogs and safety...

Thanks to couple who picked up check

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thank you to the Texas couple who picked up our dinner Dec . 4, 6:30 p.m. at Pasta Café in Roswell! What a marvelous surprise to hear I had no bill, and the meal was great. We reminded them of their now-gone grandparents and they were on a date-weekend to...

$20 million facility would be nice, but …

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Councilmen/women and Parks and Recreation Commission: Are you blowing smoke? A $20 million pool and recreation facility would be nice for any city of 50,000. Should the mean income and other economic factors be included in the equation — such as how many...

Thanks from Holly-Day crew

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Once again, the 36th annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show was a huge success, raising nearly $8,000 to benefit the youth of our area. These funds have been distributed to The Assurance Home, the First Tee Program of Southwestern New Mexico, the Roswell...